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GAMES / GRTC 2018 Winter Meeting 
plus GAMES 2018 Day at the Dome and Community Outreach Day!

Monday, January 29 thru Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Decatur, GA

Monday, January 29, 2018

GAMES / GRTC Day at the Dome
Georgia State Capitol Building, South Wing

8:00am - 12:00 pm

Join Home Medical Equipment Providers, Rehab Professionals, Consumers, and advocates from around the state at the Capital in Atlanta for our annual GAMES/GRTC Day at the Dome!

Registration is not required for this event! However, please email the GAMES office if you plan to attend.

Community Outreach Day 
GAMES Members Partner with FODAC in Stone Mountain, GA! 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every year, FODAC helps thousands of disabled adults and children in need who are uninsured or underinsured. With a strong network of volunteers and partners, FODAC provides refurbished equipment and services for these disabled adults and children to improve their overall quality of life.  

On Monday, January 30, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. GAMES members will meet at FODAC to help in the following ways: 

  • Power and manual wheelchair repair: GAMES members will assist in  inspecting and repairing used equipment to help those in need.
  • Medical supply sorting: mixed AT, DME, disposables, oxygen, and Thrift Store items need sorting to go to individuals, hospitals and other nonprofits serving locally and internationally. 

CLICK HERE to RSVP.

Learn more about FODAC at www.fodac.org.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

GAMES / GRTC 2018 Winter Meeting and CEU Opportunity

Looking forward to business success in 2018? On Tuesday, January 30th,  join fellow GAMES members, industry experts, and invited guests in Decatur, GA for the GAMES / GRTC 2018 Winter Meeting and CEU opportunity!

Choose from these 3 tracks:

  • Owner / Operator Education
  • Rehab CEU Education
  • Respiratory CEU Education

CLICK HERE for a list of Exhibiting Companies!  (coming soon)

 


REGISTER NOW!


AGENDA  (Draft, subject to change)

Owner / Operator Program



Tuesday


January 30
7:30 am  Registration

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Overview of the day
by Tyler Riddle, GAMES President

8:15 am - 9:00 am Georgia Medicaid Update

Presented by Blake Fulenwider
Deputy Comissoner | Chief, Medical Assistance Plans at Georgia Department of Community Health


9:00 am - 9:45 am Washington Report: What the DME Industry Can Expect From Capitol Hill
Presented by John Gallagher, VGM

This session will provide participants with recent and timely information and government updates, explaining what they mean for the HME/DME industry. John will  discuss the congressional needs for 2018.
Topics will include current health care reform discussions, as well as discuss the following hot-topic DME issues:
  • The DME Competitive Bidding Program and The Market Pricing Program
  • Where the industry is going forward-Fixes to the current program
  • Audit Reform
  • Complex Rehab Technology legislative activity
  • State DME licensure progress 
  • Key members and committees in Congress
  • Beneficiary Awareness and Mobilization
9:45 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Collaboration across the care continuum in Georgia
Moderated by Charlie Barnes IV, Barnes Healthcare Services

Developing relationships across the care continuum is the goal of this panel presentation. This type of collaboration has never been more important to patient care outside of the hospital setting than it is today.  Ensuring quality in the partners we work with helps all providers improve their triple aim outcomes of lower cost, better outcomes, and improved patient satisfaction.

The panel includes healthcare leaders from Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. (invited)    


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch with the Exhibitors!
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Under the Gold Dome
Get an update on DME and other health initiatives being discussed at the General Assembly this session. Learn how you can be involved!

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

DME Licensure in Georgia
GAMES President, Tyler Riddle, and representatives from the Georgia Board of Pharmacy (invited) will discuss regulations, the application process, compliance, and enforcement of Georgia's new DME licensure requirements. Bring your questions with you!
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm General Session

3:30 pm Meeting Adjourns

GAMES Respiratory CEU Program

9:00 am - 10:00 am

CEU Education
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

10:30 am - 12:30 am CEU Education
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch / Visit Exhibits

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CEU Education
3:30 pm Meeting Adjourns

GAMES / GRTC Rehab CEU Program

Taking Rehab to the next level...
The future of CRT and beyond

8:00 am - 8:15 am GRTC Update
Led by Bill Boyce and John Storie

8:15 am - 8:30 am Update on Current CRT Advocacy 
Presented by Weesie Walker, ATP/SMS, NRRTS
9:00 am - 10:00 am CEU Education
 
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Visit Exhibits

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Top Dog: CRT Experts in the Field   Credits: 0.2 CEU 
Presented by Jay Doherty, Quantum Rehab

The world of complex rehab has many areas of expertise that professionals must be well versed. This knowledge base is vast and all areas are equally important to succeed in the complex rehab field. This course will utilize participant’s knowledge, challenging them in a game show format focusing on the following areas – Reimbursement; the CRT Industry; Manual and Power Mobility Devices; Seating & Positioning; Power Positioning and Electronics – to obtain and retain appropriate funding for the complex rehab technology products and services they provide.

This advanced level course is suited for for Licensed/Certified medical professionals (i.e. OTs, PTs, Physician, & Nurse), DME Provider staff, Rehab Professionals (i.e. ATPs, CTRS, & Seating Specialist), & Reimbursement & Billing Specialists 
 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch / Visit Exhibits

1:30 pm - 4: 30 pm Q-Logic 3 Evolution: An Advanced Programming Platform for Drive Controls  Credits: 0.3 CEU 
Presented by Jay Doherty, Quantum Rehab

Keeping up with changes in power wheelchair electronics is very important for the clinician and ATP working with consumers in the field. Enhancements in electronics can bring new levels of independence for a consumer. The Q-Logic 3 system has new enhancements that truly allow the electronics to be able to be customized to the individual significantly. This course will provide a hands-on approach to how specialty controls can be programmed with maximal benefit to the consumers that need these electronics. Clinical scenarios will be offered to assist with understanding the application of new features. 

This advanced level course is suited for Licensed/Certified medical professionals (i.e. OTs, PTs, Physician, & Nurse), DME Provider staff, Rehab Professionals (i.e. ATPs, CTRS, & Seating Specialist), Reimbursement & Billing Specialists
4:30 pm Meeting Adjourns


Registration

Members pay only $199 for the first attendee! Additional discounts apply when you register more people! Non-member fee is $299.

Respiratory CEU Program only $109!
Rehab CEU Program only $109!

CLICK HERE to Register Online NOW!
CLICK HERE for a registration form to print and mail or fax. (Coming soon)


Location

Make your Hotel Reservation Now!

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA  30030  

Welcome to the Courtyard By Marriott Decatur Downtown/Emory! Our expansive hotel offers high-tech amenities and plush bedding to suit even the most discriminating traveler, conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Decatur, home to over 50 restaurants, shops, and artistic venues.

CLICK HERE or call 404-371-0204 to reserve your sleeping room today! Be sure to say you are with the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (GAMES) and ask for the GAMES discounted rate of $154.00. But hurry! This rate expires on January 8, 2018!

About the Speakers

Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS is Director of Clinical Education for Quantum Rehab. He has 22 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology with a concentration on complex rehab. Jay has earned his ATP and SMS certifications through RESNA. Throughout his career he has worked in both Rehabilitation and assistive technology environments with both adults and children. Jay’s current role with Quantum Rehab is to provide direction and leadership to the Quantum field sales team in the areas of facility development and to grow business within the rehab community. In addition, he develops and presents a variety of educational courses and ensures the Quantum Rehab field sales staff is educated on products and their benefits. 


John E. Gallagher is vice president of Government Relations for The VGM Group, Inc. in Waterloo, Iowa, the largest organization representing independent durable medical equipment providers. In his position, John oversees key government and regulatory affairs that pertain to the durable medical equipment (DME) industry. As a veteran of the home medical products industry, Gallagher has amassed thousands of miles, traveling across the country to educate both the state associations and independent providers on regulatory and government issues. Additionally, John has been conducive in working with independent providers and state associations to promote the DME industry, while advocating for beneficiaries’ access to quality care.

Blake T. Fulenwider was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Medicaid Chief, effective September 15, 2017. Fulenwider brings broad-based health care policy knowledge to his new role.

Prior to this appointment, Fulenwider was Partner and Georgia Director of Total Spectrum, a policy consulting practice that provided in-depth guidance to clients regarding federal and state-level legislative health care reform developments. He also worked directly with private sector clients and state officials throughout Georgia, providing critical policy analysis and guidance on a wide range of health care issues.

From 2006-2010, Fulenwider served with then-Congressman Nathan Deal handling health care policy issues in the Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Fulenwider has also held previous roles with the agency as Deputy Commissioner from 2011-2013, and was the Healthcare Reform Administrator with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget from 2013-2015, providing budget and policy support to the Governor, Chief Financial Officer and senior staff.

Fulenwider received his Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. 

Exhibit Space is Available!

CLICK HERE to register for your tabletop exhibit space (includes access to all education sessions and networking events for two exhibit staff). GAMES members - $399.00; non-members $499.00; Gold and Platinum Members should use special promo code as your space is included in your membership!

CLICK HERE for a form to print and mail or fax. 

 



 
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